For most Westerners, Asus may look like a one-trick pony, making waves in the global Android décor almost solely with the Nexus 7 and new N7. But the Taiwanese enjoy a much bigger amount of respect and appreciation in Asia, which could give the company the faith it needs to boost its efforts in America and Europe.
2014 is likely to be a make-or-break year for Asus, despite rumors of LG being targeted by Google as a Nexus 7 3 partner. Or maybe exactly because of that, considering this could be the chance for the Taiwan-based OEM to prove it’s destined for greatness on its own.
The US of A will be getting an Asus smartphone for the first time ever next year, according to the company’s CEO himself, while a tablet with a 6mm waistline is allegedly in the works as well. Very few details are known about the two gadgets, but chances are they won’t be very “orthodox.”
Asus has made it a tradition to unveil unique hybrid products, capable of seamlessly transforming from phone to tablet or tab to laptop, and the above mentioned duo could very well follow on the footsteps of the current PadFone, FonePad or Transformer devices. Now all Asus has to do is price them fairly. Right?